CEO Clemmer carving out NXP 2.0 strategy
Junko Yoshida, EETimes
10/26/2012 11:42 AM EDT
NEW YORK Rick Clemmer, who took the reins as CEO of debt-ridden NXP Semiconductors nearly four years ago, expects to complete the Dutch chip maker's transition to NXP 2.0 by the end of 2013.
The 2.0 version of NXP will improve its operating margins to 25 percent while growing at a rate 50 percent faster than the semiconductor industry average. All that, Clemmer declared, while continuing to reduce debt.
We still need to do a few more tweaks, but we think we are well on our way to get there, Clemmer (left) said in an interview here on Thursday (Oct. 25). While declining to elaborate on those tweaks," he stressed that NXP boosted operating margins to 19.8 percent in the most recent quarter. We reduced our net debt to $2.88 billion at the end of the third quarter. That used to be $6 billion."
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